19th Nov 2019 Urgent Works at Reading Road, Arborfield

Urgent Works at Reading Road, Arborfield

Please be aware that due to a gas leak, in the carriageway, in Reading Road, near Milkingbarn Lane, Arborfield. SGN are undertaking urgent works to do the necessary repairs. To do this in safety, 2 way Temporary Traffic lights will be in operation. These Urgent works are expected to be completed by the 25/11/2019. I have requested lights to be manually controlled at peak times i.e. 07.00 to 09.30 & 15.30 to 19.00.

We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause.

Best regards,

Karuna Kachhwaha
Streetworks Coordinator
Delivery & Infrastructure
PO Box 143
Shute End
Wokingham
Berkshire
Tel: 0118 974 6995
E-mail – karuna.kachhwaha@wokingham.gov.uk
Webstie: www.wokingham.gov.uk
Please don’t print this e-mail unless you really need to – think of the environment

To report anything such as potholes, broken signs, vegetation, faded lines etc. this can be done online at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/roads. If you are reporting something dangerous or of an urgent nature, please call us on 0118 974 6000 and select the Highways option.

Temp Road Closure Aborfield Road 18.11.19-31.01.20

click here for a diversion map

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
LOCATION: Arborfield Road, Shinfield
DESCRIPTION: Roundabout upgrade
CLOSURE DATES: 18/11/19-31/01/20
Please be aware that Wokingham Borough Council as Traffic Authority proposes to make an Order under Section 14 (1) (a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which is prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along:

Arborfield Road, Shinfield between its junctions with Hollow Lane and Eastern Relief Road.

The alternative route for all vehicles affected by this restriction shall be via Hollow Lane, Shinfield Road and Eastern Relief Road or by this route in reverse.

Works requiring this restriction will take place between 18th November 2019 and 31st January 2020.

The reason for these prohibitions is to allow Buxted Construction Ltd to undertake roundabout upgrade work in safety.

The restriction imposed by the Order shall only apply during those periods when traffic signs complying with the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 are lawfully displayed.

The dates of these restrictions may be subject to change.

We apologise for any inconvenience that these restrictions may cause.

Regards,

Street Works Team
Highways and Transport Team
Wokingham Borough Council
Tel: 0118 974 6000

Sign up for text and email alerts for emergency and planned highway works at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/community-and-…/…/borough-alert/

 

Good News! Update re: Closure of Aborfield Road 18th Nov – 31st Jan 2020

Reading Buses have agreed to turn the 3 and 3b around at Church Lane at the stop north of the junction.

They’ve advised passengers will need to stand at the stop in the direction of travel for the existing route. – Passengers can also use the bus stops south of the Magpie and Parrot if more convenient.

Reading buses will be signing the changes. Pls contact reading buses if you require further clarification.

Are you registered to Vote – have your say

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?
This week, Wokingham Borough Council’s Acting Returning Officer Andrew Moulton is asking residents – are you registered to vote? Because if anyone hasn’t registered by midnight on Tuesday 26 November then they won’t be able to have their say at the general election on Thursday 12 December.

Andrew Moulton said: “The application process is quick and easy via: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. The last day to apply to register in time for the general election on 12 December is midnight on Tuesday 26 November. Due to it being a snap election, it’s predicted there will a high volume of last minute online applications. In the majority of cases they will go through very quickly with no problem, but it is best to get in early just in case.”

As well as making sure they are registered to vote, electors are being asked to think about how they will vote. Not which party or candidate they will vote for, but whether they wish to vote by going to their local polling station or by some other method such as by post or proxy.

The last date to apply for a postal vote or to change an existing proxy vote is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November. The deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy is 5pm on Wednesday 4 December.

– ENDS –

Further information:
1. Register to vote at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
2. More from Andrew Moulton, on 0118 9746505 or Andrew.moulton@wokingham.gov.uk

Aborfield Relief Road Project Update

Arborfield Cross Relief Road

Project Update – 7th November 2019
Arborfield Cross Relief Road

WHAT’S NEW:

Upcoming traffic management at A327 Reading Road

Two-way traffic lights will be in operation from Monday (11th November), to Friday (15th November) on A327 Reading Road, off-peak hours (9.30am – 3.30pm), from 50m – 200m west of the junction into Bridge Farm Industrial Estate. This is to allow us to complete the Virgin Media and BT diversion works.

Upcoming overnight traffic management at A327 Eversley Road

Multi-way lights will be in operation from Monday (11th November), to Thursday (14th November) on A327 Eversley Road from between 8pm until 5am, 200m north of Langley Common Roundabout to 300m south of Langley Common Roundabout. This is to allow us to carry out the clearing of roots for Wokingham Borough Council.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you in advance for your continued cooperation.

The new 2.3km relief road once complete will reduce congestion, boost employment and create opportunities for more sustainable travel, providing traffic relief in Arborfield and Arborfield Cross and the surrounding rural lanes.

The new road, which will link the A327 Reading Road to the A327 Eversley Road, will also support the development of Arborfield Strategic Development site, consisting of 3,500 new homes.

The overall construction programme is between Summer 2019 and Summer 2020. A phased construction programme has been prepared which provides details on each stage of work and key dates are available here: https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/roadworks-and-outdoor-maintenance/major-new-roads/arborfield-relief-road/

To find out more about all our projects go to: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/roadworks-and-outdoor-maintenance/major-new-roads/

**PLEASE NOTE** Timetable of Remembrance Day proceedings printed incorrectly in the Wokingham Paper

**PLEASE NOTE** Timetable of Remembrance Day proceedings printed incorrectly in the Wokingham Paper – please note the following;

 

Remembrance Parade, Sunday 10th November 2019: War Memorial School Green

  • 9.00 onwards: Wreath layers to collect wreaths from Shinfield Parish Hall (Donation requested)
  • 10:30:        Assemble procession behind health clinic
  • 10.45:        Wreath layers and dignitaries to process to War Memorial for Service
  • 10.50:        Service at War Memorial
  • 11:00         Two-minute Silence
  • 11:45         Service ends Please assemble between 10.30 am and 10.45 am in the car park at Shinfield Health Centre for the procession to the combined service and Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial for the men and women of the parish who gave their lives in the service of their Country, with the two-minute silence observed at 11 am. Wreaths in Remembrance will be laid on behalf of local organisations, followed by individuals laying their own personal tributes. Refreshments will be served in Shinfield Infants Hall afterwards.

**Closure of Church Lane, Three Mile Cross 28/10/2019-31/10/2019**

**Notification from WBC** ADVANCE WARNING

Closure of Church Lane, Three Mile Cross 28/10/2019-31/10/2019

Please be aware that Wokingham Borough Council as Traffic Authority proposes to make an Order under Section 14 (1) (a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which is prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along:

Church Lane between its junctions with Basingstoke Road and Hyde End Lane.

The alternative route for all vehicles affected by this restriction shall be via Basingstoke Road, B3349 Hyde End Road, Hollow Lane, Brookers Hill and Church Lane or by this route in reverse.

Works requiring this restriction will take place between 28th October and 31st October 2019

The reason for these prohibitions is to allow Thames Water contractors to undertake Water Connection work in safety.

The restriction imposed by the Order shall only apply during those periods when traffic signs complying with the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 are lawfully displayed.

The dates of these restrictions may be subject to change.

We apologise for any inconvenience that these restrictions may cause.

Regards,

Street Works Team
Highways and Transport Team
Wokingham Borough Council
Tel: 0118 974 6000

Closure of Byway 35 Grazeley

Dear All,

I am writing to advise that Shinfield Restricted Byway 35 has been temporarily closed due to a damaged bridge at the Borough Boundary. The closure will be in place until repairs have been made or the bridge is replaced. The Alternative route will be via Bloomfield Hatch Lane, Pump Lane, Shepherdton Lane and vice versa. Please see attached Order.

If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks and Best Regards

Andrew Fletcher
Public Rights of Way Manager

click here for more information and map

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER Coneley’s Fun Fair is back on School Green w/c 14th October

Coneley’s Fun Fair is back on School Green w/c 14th October!! They will set up & pack up after school drop-off has taken place to minimise disruption for parents.

Monday 14th October – funfair arrives after school drop off
Tuesday and Wednesday – dormant days
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – fair operational
Monday 21st October – fair leaves after school drop off

Regards SPC

Wokingham Major Developments Forum on 14.10.19 at 7-9pm

Wokingham Major Developments Forum
Next forum – Monday 14 October 2019, Shinfield Infant and Nursery School, School Green 7-9pm
Join us at the next forum at Shinfield Infant and Nursery School, School Green, Shinfield, RG2 9EH. The first hour will be a question and answer session followed by an opportunity to meet and speak with council officers and guests about the Shinfield Parish major development, including topics such as planning, major new roads, nature parks and open space, community facilities and more.

For more information pls visit https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/major-developments/shinfield-parish/

SPC Development Forum SIS 14.10.19_ presentation slides

NOTIFICATION OF TEMP ROAD CLOSURE 10TH-12TH SEPT 19

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

LOCATION: Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood

DESCRIPTION: Overhead Cable Maintenance

CLOSURE DATES: 10/9/19-12/9/19 (20:00-05:00)

Dear Sir/Madam,

Please be aware that Wokingham Borough Council as Traffic Authority proposes to make an Order under Section 14 (1) (a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which is prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along:

Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood between its junctions with Grazeley Road and Sevenoaks Drive.

The alternative route for all vehicles affected by this restriction shall be via Basingstoke Road, A33 Basingstoke Road, B3270 Whitley Wood Road, A327 Shinfield Road, Hollow Lane and B3349 Hyde End Road or by this route in reverse.

Works requiring this restriction will take place between 10th September and 12th September 2019 between the hours of 20:00 – 05:00.

The reason for these prohibitions is to allow SSE contractors to undertake overhead cabling work in safety.

The restriction imposed by the Order shall only apply during those periods when traffic signs complying with the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 are lawfully displayed.

The dates of these restrictions may be subject to change.

We apologise for any inconvenience that these restrictions may cause.

Regards,

Street Works Team

Highways and Transport Team

Wokingham Borough Council

Tel: 0118 974 6000

Notice of Temp Road Closure – Church Lane, Three Mile Cross, 21st and 23rd August 2019

Dear Sir/Madam,

Please be aware that Wokingham Borough Council as Traffic Authority proposes to make an Order under Section 14 (1) (a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which is prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along:

Church Lane between its junctions with Basingstoke Road and Hyde End Lane.

The alternative route for all vehicles affected by this restriction shall be via Basingstoke Road, B3349 Hyde End Road, Hollow Lane, Brookers Hill and Church Lane or by this route in reverse.

Works requiring this restriction will take place between 21st August and 23rd August 2019.

The reason for these prohibitions is to allow Thames Water contractors to undertake Water Connection work in safety.

The restriction imposed by the Order shall only apply during those periods when traffic signs complying with the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 are lawfully displayed.

The dates of these restrictions may be subject to change.

We apologise for any inconvenience that these restrictions may cause.

Regards,

Street Works Team

Highways and Transport Team

Wokingham Borough Council

Tel: 0118 974 6000

Temporary Road Closure (Hyde End Road) 15/05/19-16/05/19

 TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES

LOCATION: Hyde End Road, Shinfield

DESCRIPTION: Sewer Cleaning

CLOSURE DATES: 15/5/19-16/5/19 (22:00-05:00)

 Dear Sir/Madam,

 Please be aware that Wokingham Borough Council as Traffic Authority proposes to make an Order under Section 14 (1) (a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which is prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along:

 Hyde End Road, Shinfield between its junctions with Croft Road and Appleton Way.

The alternative route for all vehicles affected by this restriction shall be via B3349 Hyde End Road, Hollow Lane, A327 Shinfield Road, B3270 Whitley Wood Lane, A33 Swallowfield Bypass and Basingstoke Road or by this route in reverse.

Works requiring this restriction will take place on 15th and 16th May 2019 between 22:00 and 05:00.

The reason for these prohibitions is allow Thames Water contractors to undertake sewer cleaning work in safety.

Access for residents and businesses within the boundaries of these restrictions will be maintained at all times.

The restriction imposed by the Order shall only apply during those periods when traffic signs complying with the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 are lawfully displayed.

The dates of these restrictions may be subject to change.

We apologise for any inconvenience that these restrictions may cause.

Regards,

Street Works Team

Highways and Transport Team

Wokingham Borough Council

Tel: 0118 974 6000

Sign up for text and email alerts for emergency and planned highway works at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/community-and-safety/emergencies/borough-alert/

Routine highway faults reporting: https://selfservice.wokingham.gov.uk/services/report-a-problem-with-a-road-or-street/

M4 Junction 3 to 12 Upgrade to smart motorway – April 2019 news bulletin

 Dear all

Attached you will find the latest news bulletin from the M4 Junction 3 to 12 smart motorway team. We have also released a video to explain the next phase of the project, available on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/QQPPjoLffdg

We would also like to introduce our new engagement website, hosted by Commonplace: https://m4j3to12smartmotorway.commonplace.is/

Commonplace is an interactive web-based platform for engagement with communities, and we will be using this to invite residents and road users to give their views on our delivery of the project. It also has a news page which will be regularly updated by the team throughout the project. We hope you will find this useful.

If you have any questions or comments and would like a response please continue to email us at M4J3to12SmartMotorways@highwaysengland.co.uk or call 0300 123 5000.

Kind regards

Tracey Meakin, Smart Motorways – Project Support
Highways England | 2 Colmore Square | Birmingham | B4 6BN
Tel: 0300 123 5000 (Customer Contact Centre)

e-mail: M4J3to12SmartMotorways@highwaysengland.co.uk
Web:
www.highwaysengland.co.uk

Food Waste Collcetions start 01.04.2019

FOOD WASTE COLLECTIONS TO START NEXT WEEK
Wokingham Borough residents will be joining the fight to improve our carbon footprint as food waste collections start next week, April 1.

Each household will have a lockable 23-litre kerbside food waste container to prevent animals getting to the waste, along with a smaller kitchen caddy and a roll of caddy liners.
Food waste will be collected on a weekly basis at the same time as existing blue bag and black box collections, which will not change. A brand new fleet of waste collection vehicles will be supporting this new self-sufficient service – allowing residual, mixed recycling and food waste to be collected in the same vehicle.

The food waste will be sent to an anaerobic digestion plant, which captures the methane created by the waste to produce energy and fertiliser. Almost all forms of food waste can be collected including cooking oil, which should be stored in a sealed plastic bottle inside the locked kerbside container. The food waste bags will be removed prior to the anaerobic digestion process and sent to an energy recovery facilities where they will be incinerated to generate energy.

Sarah Hollamby, director of locality and customer services said “Methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases, is produced by decomposing food waste. By introducing a food waste collection service we are able to capture this methane and turn it into energy – while also preventing it from entering the atmosphere.

“Residents should have received their containers and liners by April 1 to partake in the service. If you haven’t by this time, you can collect from a number outlets across the borough next week.”
For more information on where you can collect caddies from go to www.wokingham.gov.uk (search ‘food waste collections’).